Amdavad Municipal Corporation will soon come up with 21 “Pink Toilets” exclusively for women. Spread across seven zones in the city, the proposal will entail a total spends of Rs 10.68 crores. On Thursday, the AMC Standing Committee approved the work. The toilets will be built at a cost of Rs 5 crore initially. The operation and maintenance cost of Rs 4.5 crores for five years will be paid to the contractor who is assigned the work.
The “Pink Toilet” was developed by National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR). The pink colour helps make the units easily identifiable, protects privacy, provides sanitary napkin vending machine, incinerators to burn them and prevent pollutions. This smart toilet compound exclusively for women and children provides basic check-up facilities, a nursing area, as well as safe drinking water.
First Pink Toilet in Delhi: On International Day for the Girl Child, NCPCR and South Delhi Municipal Corporation inaugurated the first Pink Toilet in the Vikaspuri area in 2017.
Features and Facilities at the Pink Toilet
- Separate toilet facility only for women, adolescent girls, children
- Pink coloured for easy identification by women
- Clean washrooms with both Indian and Western toilet facilities
- Low height toilets and basins for children
- Basin with running water and hand-washing facility
- Easy signage
- Bright and vibrant with proper lighting
- Availability of lady caretaker 24/7
- Sanitary napkin Vending Machines and Incinerators for women (napkins available for marginal cost)
- Instruction for care of toilet and usage of napkins to be put up in board
- Helpline numbers to be placed in boards
- Differently Abled-friendly; availability of ramps for wheelchairs
- Private area for child care inside toilet campus
- Seating area outside the pink toilet
- Feedback mechanism to share inputs about experience of usage
- Availability of toilet location in apps